This am, son who missed work to take care of me and I were talking. I asked if he had friends who announced they were sick in social media and he said yes, usually to ask for prayers.
I blog about my ailments as a way of releasing my anxiety. If reading about is burdensome, you always have the option to stop – which I do when I read depressing blog posts.
Why don’t I resort to social media seeking prayers en masse? Many reasons-
I’m not sure all those who find out have my best intentions at heart. I might have haters for all I know. When I told this to son he said “no naman siguro!”
But back in 1982 when a tumor paralyzed me, an aunt and a sister of a classmate told people back home that I had cancer. And a classmate who finished psychology with highest honors told another classmate or more I was frustrated about not graduating with highest honors, hence my paralysis.
That really hurt.
So now you know where I’m coming from. Sometimes even well meaning friends say the wrong thing. One who learned I’m sick texted “hope it’s nothing serious”.
Get well soon and praying for you would have sufficed.